Open Secrets by Carlton Stowers
A True Story of Love, Jealousy and Murder

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On a fall afternoon in 1983, in an upscale Dallas suburb, Rozanne Gailiunas was found stripped, bound to her bed, and shot through the skull. Her four-year-old son has been napping peacefully in the next room when she was killed. Rozanne's husband, Dr. Peter Gailiunas--and her lover, Larry Aylor--immediately fell under suspicion. Until a surprise informant identified the mastermind behind the murder as Aylor's own wife, Joy--a woman so driven by jealousy and greed that she put out a contract on both Rozanne and later her own husband.

On the run and managing to elude investigators for eight years, the two-year search for the socialite would eventually end in the south of France. There, authorities found the elusive femme fatale, living as comfortably among the world's elite as she was among hired killers. At last, the authorities' questions would be answered, to reveal a shocking insight into the heart of an unlikely killer, and a small-town Texas crime that made international headlines.

 

About Carlton Stowers

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Carlton Stowershas twice won the Edgar Award for the year's Best Fact Crime Book, forCareless WhispersandTo the Last Breath. He has written forSports Illustrated,People, andTV Guide, among other publications. He lives in Texas.
 
Published March 15, 2002 by St. Martin's True Crime. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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An intricate account of a brutal 1983 murder and the ten-year pursuit of the killer, and the jealous woman who put the price on the victim's head.

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In 1985, however, an attempt was made on Larry's life, at which point Joy's sister Carol informed the police that Joy had arranged both the murder and the attempted murder.

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An intricate true story of a Dallas socialite who hired an assassin to kill her husband's lover.

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